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Advanced Television Rewriting Workshop

At a Glance

  • Revise an entire 1-hour screenplay
  • Receive professional feedback from your instructor and participate in high level discussions with peers
  • Hone your screenwriting with support from your expert screenwriting instructor and peers

And now what? You’ve finished your pilot or spec. The draft is saved on your computer (and backed up in ump-teen places, just in case of hard drive failure, theft, or an act of God). Now is the time for eyes other than yours to read the script. As the author, you can only catch so much. Screenwriters University is now offering our Advanced Television Rewriting workshop where an established screenwriter can look over your ENTIRE screenplay and give you tips on how to polish it.

This eight-week workshop is broken up into four sessions that each focus on individual elements of the rewriting process. Each session, you will submit a section of your screenplay for review. Each session will also have focused lectures that help you on each step of your revision process. The lectures are there for support, but the focus of this workshop will be on your screenplay. Each session, you will submit to your instructor for private review, and also you can submit to the other workshop participants for peer review.

Please note: In order to enroll in this workshop, you must have a completed, 1-hour drama screenplay.

In this online writing course you will learn:
  • Approaches to writing a spec or pilot script
  • How to optimize the structure of your TV screenplay
  • How to get the most out of your characters and plot
  • How to troubleshoot when your screenplay isn’t going the way it should
  • How to get your work ready for Hollywood!

Outline

Session One: Structure

  • Applying Three-part structure to TV
  • Every Story in Every Episode Needs a Beginning, Middle and End
  • Spec Episodes vs. Original Pilots
  • Finding Scripts for Your Show
  • What Premises are Good for TV Shows and What Ones Aren’t

Session Two: Scene

  • A Definition of “Scene”
  • The Arc of the Scene
  • Raising the Stakes of a Scene
  • Characters who Get Stories versus Those who Don’t

Session Three: Character and Setting

  • Choosing Settings to Enhance Content
  • Getting the Most from Your Characters
  • Getting into Your Characters’ Heads
  • Tips on Story and Structure

Session Four: Closing Remarks

  • Getting your Characters Out of Arrested Development
  • How to Keep the Audience in the Main Character’s Point-of-View
  • Analyses of Emmy-Winning Scripts
  • How Outlines are Used in Hollywood.

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Return Policy

Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please return the item(s) for an exchange or refund within 30 days from the purchase date, unless otherwise noted on the product page.

Ship the item(s) to The Writers Store via a traceable and insured method. You will be responsible for return shipping fees.

Please include a completed Return Form with your shipment. Refunds take up to one week to process once we have received the item(s).

Software returns must be deactivated and uninstalled from your computer before a refund may be issued. Please contact the software manufacturer if you need assistance uninstalling or deactivating your software.

The following items are not returnable: Hollywood Creative Directories, DVDs (opened), and Gift Certificates.

$499.00